Ratpac Dimmers and The Live Design LDI show Las Vegas

Ratpac Dimmers is always happy to be a part of the innovation that is constantly happening in our field. That is the reason we are proud to be a part of The Live Design LDI show in Las Vegas this year November 13-19, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. This year’s event will be attended by professionals in the fields of theatre, television, film, etc. This year’s event also marks the tenth anniversary of the LDI show which promises to bring together innovators in various fields. Thus, is not simply an opportunity for us to display our excellent products but it is also an opportunity for all to learn and benefit from the expertise of their peers.


The Exhibitors


Ratpac Dimmers: (Booth 2375) A seller of American made wireless AV Stumpfl USA Corporation: Makes and sells portable projection screens ROE Visual Co. Ltd: They create linear LED element for stage designs.  Harman Professional provides solutions for cover lighting, atmospheric effects and creative videos Philips Entertainment is the one of the oldest and most respected names in the industry offering a wide range of state-of-the-art lighting solutions for the concert, theatre, television, film, etc Lycian Stage Lighting is a leading maker of follow spots.

Noteworthy Presentations


Exhibitor presentations and panel discussions that will be held at this year’s Live Design LDI Light Show include:


-“From Concept to First Night” This presentation will be made by Jonathan Smeeton. It will be a discussion of taking ideas from concept to fruition. November 18, 1:30pm – 2:30pm.

-“How Advances in Wireless DMX Will Change the Way we do Lighting” This will be a discussion in the advances in wireless DMX technology. November 18, 12pm – 1pm

-“Introducing Braceworks: Vectorworks’ New Entertainment Rigging Analysis Model” held by Jim Woodward, Senior Entertainment Product Specialist at Vectorworks, Inc. November 18, 3pm       4pm.

2016 – 2017 Awards Series

Of course, the conference is all about innovation and the sharing of information between professionals in the fields of lighting/entertainment theatre, opera, concert designing, architectural lighting design etc. In order to incentivize innovation, awards will be presented in the categories of:

  • Design Achievement: Previous winners in this category include: Jonathan Deans of Meyer Sound, Sooner Rothier & Robert Long of ACT Lighting and Tal Yarden of T3
  • Product of the Year: Previous winners include: Rational Acoustics SMAART 8, City Theatrical DMXCat, et al.
  • Excellence: Previous winners include: Dubai Water Canal 2016, Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Hairspray Live!, Rumba Room Live


Yes, we will be attending this event because it is about innovation and the exchange of information that will serve to move our field forward. See you there!

Ratpac Dimmers and the At Large Musical Festival/EXPO

Ratpac Dimmers – Back in the 50s and 60s, the lighting at music festivals and concerts served only to illustrate the performers and nothing more. No one had quite yet thought about marrying light with sound in order to enhance the experience for concert goers and performers alike. The 70s and beyond introduced a whole host of flamboyant performers and bands who used music to augment their unique styles and accent their distinctive compositions. Today, spectacular lighting is one of the primary considerations stage managers use in order to put together a show. That is why Ratpac Dimmers is so excited to be a part of the upcoming 1st annual At Large Musical Festival/EXPO which runs Oct. 27 through 29 at Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta

What is the At Large Musical Festival/EXPO?

The festival is a collection of passionate artists, educators, business professionals, and volunteers who are gathering with the goal of creating a go to place for projects such as documentaries, features, music videos, V.R., etc. The festival’s creators believe that music and film are two perfectly paired media that up and coming artists must take every opportunity to use in their favor. Atlanta, as it so happens, has a long, rich tradition of being the launching point to many artists, educators and business professionals.IMG_0999


As we have said, Ratpac Dimmers would not miss the opportunity to attend such an important event and to showcase our wireless DMX. It will give artists and merchants a chance to interact and to ultimately move the industry forward with all the latest and greatest in wireless dimmer packs. Other attendees will include: Paul Miller (DJ Spooky) composer, multimedia artist, editor and author, DeVaughn Hughson, filmmaker, photographer, documentarian, Kathy Gray, Director of Operations & Creative Services, Crawford Media, Jeff Brugger, Creative Services Director of Sound Design at Turner Studios and many others.

Workshops and Discussions

The exchange of information is the primary function of the Festival. Aiding this goal will be workshops and discussions on the following topics and many others: Immersive Music in VR hosted by composer and technologist with Tunewelders, The Art of Scoring Silent Film by DJ Spooky and Bret Wood, The Role of Music in her Creative Process by Barbara McCullough and many more. (For a detailed list of the workshops and discussions that will be held at the festive go here.

In conclusion, our products such as our Ratpac wireless dimmers and our Ratpac Cintenna kits are a perfect match for the attendees of this first time event. We hope that our association with the event will be a long and fruitful one and that it will advance the lighting industry and further strengthen the bound that exists between music and light.